Week Commencing 6th October 2014 

Premier Division - DRS Duncan Taylor        duncan.taylor@essexcc.gov.uk

Sid Dorn was in good form as he picked up two good wins against Neil Barker and Dave Bassett but it wasn’t enough to stop Hullbridge B going down 6-3 to Hadleigh Forum for whom John Tendler won all his games. Lentern A returned to winning ways this week with an 8-1 victory over Rayleigh Mill. Lewis Ewers and Olawale Bada with maximums, Rayleigh’s consolation coming through a Steve Sawyer win over John Cleasby. It was a similar story as Rawreth B beat Warehouse by the same score with Kim Shead saving Warehouse’s blushes picking up a fine 3-0 win over Bruce Kettle while Eric Green and Keith Phillips were untroubled for the home side    Duncan


Photo: Sid Dorn (Hullbridge B) with 2 wins against Hadleigh Forum

Division 1 - DRS - Barrie Delf                        bdelf@castlepoint.gov.uk

Week 3 and Hadleigh Forum B, the Division pacesetters, have put in another strong performance overcoming Lentern E by 8 games to 1. Mick Tappenden retained his 100 % record and was supported by Dave Woolmer with a maximum and Tony Jacks with two, losing in 4 to Paul Reed for the Lentern team.  Lentern B kept up the pressure with a fine 7-2 victory against newcomers, Hockley A. experienced Gus Heath proved too hot to handle with a great hattrick, and Steve Appleby and John Lott added two each, both being scalped by the improving Liam Squirrell from the Hockley team. Customs A are continuing their resurgence with another 6-3 win over Invicta A who have been unable to find their first match form. Roy Thomas added to his 100% record with Dale Gutteridge also accounting for 2 points but unable to overcome Barrie Murphy. All the Invicta team added 1 point to their loss. Hadleigh Forum C suffered their second loss 6-3 to a consistent Lentern C team. Les Tayler rolled back the years and scored a maximum with 2 from Mike Grout and 1 from Chris Crook who is yet to discover his form. Warehouse B picked up a good 5-4 victory over an experienced Canvey A side, Tarun Goel remaining unbeaten on the night for the Warehouse Team. Ray Wilson picked up two for the Island team. Finally Lentern D won 7-2 on the night against what could have been a tricky fixture against the youngsters of Hullbridge D. However, the old heads of Dave Kirsten and Peter Lucraft were unbeaten and saw the side through to the win    Barrie


Division 2 - DRS - David Barnes                    dbarnes89@btinternet.com

The clash of the top two in the division ended a comfortable 6 – 3 away win for Warehouse C. Tarun Goel and Micky Baker were both too strong for Hockley B. Despite this home defeat to their rivals, Hockley remain four points ahead at the top of the table. Closely behind their C team, Warehouse D are only a point adrift in third place, despite a 4 – 5 reversal at home to Rawreth G. James McDowell was the hero for the visitors, ably assisted by Aaron Crisp and Jack Himpfen-Jones with one win apiece. Two wins for the home team’s Steve Bottom and Phil Mardle were just not enough in a close fought match. In the Castle Point ‘derby’, the B team were too strong for their C team compatriots, winning 8 – 1. There were maximums from Martin Roberts and Tony Ayliffe, whilst John Beddow avoided the whitewash for the C team. There was an excellent 8 – 1 win for Canvey C when they knocked on Wakering’s door. Both Lee McGonagle and Gordon Johnstone were unbeaten, whilst Paul England got the home side’s only point. Phil Digby’s first outing of the season saw his Runnymede side comfortable 8 – 1 winners at home to two-man RESSC. Phil was undefeated, as was Dmitry Kisil, whist Ron Coutt’s single win meant the visitors didn’t have a totally wasted journey. Joanne Hills was unlucky to be on the losing side for Hullbridge F when she recorded a maximum on their visit to Basildon Hospital. However, two wins each for Sid Hills, Mike Smith and Kevin Smart ensured a 6 – 3 home win    David

DIVISION 3 - DRS Paul Strutt                        paulstrut@tiscali.co.uk

Invicta B have emerged as the early season leaders in Div 3 as they crushed Hockley E 9-0 to give them their third successive victory. Matt Keeble took the man of the match honours winning all 3 games without dropping a set. John Golding and Keith Baxter made up the rest of the winning team. In second place with two wins from two matches are Hockley C who had an equally impressive 9-0 win over their D team. There were some closer games in this match with Phil Pond just failing to secure a consolation point for his team, coming back from two sets down against Laurie Witte only to lose 11-8 in the fifth. Stuart Adhead was man of the match not dropping a set all night and Jon Knight was the third hat-trick man. Closest match of the week was Warehouse E’s 5-4 win against Rawreth I. Mike Webb, Steve Chaffey and Simon Lisner were all making their Southend Winter League debuts against the young bloods of Rawreth and it all went down to the final match of the evening as Warehouse came back from 3-2 down with Simon Lisner completing his hat-trick to seal the win. Mike Webb won two of his three matches and Robert Appleton weighed in with two for the losing team. Hullbridge G picked up their first win of the season winning 7-2 at Canvey D with David Zeffie leading the way with a hat-trick and Adam Jackman and Reece Harris-Griffiths both getting a brace    Paul

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